Palliative Care

Dr Jooste did post graduate courses on Cancer and Palliative Care. The focus is to diagnose cancer earlier through appropriate screening, because evidence has shown that earlier diagnosis leads to earlier referral which in turn leads to better outcomes. If the condition becomes terminal and life prolonging treatments are stopped, then the focus shifts to palliative care, where the aim is to keep the patient comfortable and to improve their quality of life. We have a good working relationship with Hospice and try to involve them in the care of our patients sooner, rather than later.